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and otis place in columbia heights. kristin fisher is there live to tell us exactly what's going on. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. how would you feel if all of the stuff you have been collected in your home has been spread out for everybody to see. we have a lamp and furniture. cooking utensils over here. vacuum cleaner and this stuff here we have a notebook and clothing and this is not just centralized in one location. walk with me over here. i'll show you what i'm talking about. this is 11th street. all of this stuff is spread out down 11th street for two city blocks. it's just a massive amount of stuff and it's piled up in some places about four or five feet high. now all of this stuff belongs to a woman named eloise diaz. she's 50 years old principle venezuela and she says she was evicted from her home. all of her stuff was evicted from her house onto this street. the city trucks are coming to pick it up and take it to the dump later this morning and i asked her this morning what do you think about all of this? this is happening to people all over the coun
of the voters. >>> and two newspapers divided by their endorsed will join us live to discuss their selections coming up this hour. >>> and it was once considered polluted, carrying everything from trash to raw sewage but a new study shows the potomac is making a cleaner comeback. why this effects your health coming up. fox 5 morning news at 7:00 starts right now. >>> take a look outside. a beautiful start to this thursday morning. it is september 9th, 2010. thanks for being with us this morning. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. a little bit cool though. coming into fall. i can al-qaeda feel it. tony perkins showing us the rest of the day. >> a wonderful start to the day and today will be a very, very nice day. want to show you the satellite radar. not just for the region but for the eastern united states. we're in the clear this morning. you have plenty of clear sky and sunshine. things look really good. pleasant start to the day. out to west, that's where there is a lot of rain. that associated with hermine, the remnants of what was tropical storm hermine bringing heavy rain t
. >>> and keeping watch of hurricane igor, it appears it will likely veer northeast away from the u.s. with the 75 mile- per-hour winds. the eye of the storm barely missed bermuda overnight. no early reports of major damage to the island but many parts lost power. forecasters say igor will continue to cause high surf and strong rip current as -- currents along the eastern seaboard. >> it's going to shape up nice today. >>> it's going to be not as warm as yesterday. but a decent day today and then later in the week we'll see our temperatures warm up quite nicely. it will be like summertime again, before fall, which happens on wednesday. not much to show you folks. not much in the way of precipitation or cloud cover. a couple of clouds here and there. skies are mostly clear and shall be for the bulk of the day today. current temperatures. here in washington we are 69 degrees. 69 in fredericksberg and at patuxent naval air station. in baltimore it's 66. out at dulles it's 66. and in ocean city, 63 at this hour. your day planner for today, plenty of sunshine. a couple of cloud this is morning. a littl
not have any power. it seems like one of the least powerful people in the united states. >> he mostly used humor to make his political point. >> i do not want a tomato picked by a mexican. i won it picked by an american, then sliced by a guatemalan and served by a venezuelan in a spot where a chilean gives me a brazilian. >> besides brazilian waxes, there were also talks of serious issues such as being susceptible to heat stroke. nancy pelosi defended the testimony and he brought along plenty of television cameras to cover the issue and members of congress. reporting live on capitol hill, rebecca cooper, abc7 is. >> president obama is firing back is firing back after the iranian president said that 9/11 was an inside job. he said that the u.s. government orchestrated the attack. members of the european union walked out under protest. president obama called that rent and sensitive. >> it was a fool. -- it was hateful. doing it here in manhattan, just a little north of round zero, for him to make a statement like that was inexcusable. >> the former rham hostage met with the iranian president
. glad you are with us on this thursday morning. we say good morning to mr. tony perkins as well. >> hello there. a very nice start to the day. >> temperatures are in the 60s across most of the area and we've got clear skies. it will be a pretty day today too. not bad at all. >> let's take a look. we'll start with what is going on out there by showing out satellite-radar. no precipitation, nothing like that. the skies are mostly clear. we had the frontal system come through yesterday and then the cool air began to settle in last night. that is what we've got this morning. current temperatures around the region look like this. right now, in washington, it is 66 degrees. 66 here. 64 in annapolis. manassas, 61 degrees and there are some 50s out there. baltimore, 58. dulles airport is at 57 degrees. your day planner for today, lots of sunshine. very comfortable, a little bit breezy. >> a fall-like day. we're looking for high temperatures today in the upper 70s after a high in the mid-90s yesterday. more details on all of that coming up shortly. >> thank you. >>> let's check in with j
of your top stories are coming up. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> we're glad you're with us this morning as we take a look down at wisconsin avenue at 5:00 on this tuesday morning. good morning and thank you for being with us this morning. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm he sarah simmons in for gurvir this morning. welcome to fox 5 morning news. it will still be a little warm out there for the first day of school. not bad though t will be good for the kids not to have to go back to school in the rain there in virginia. so definitely not quite fall yet but we could still be visited by summer as tony struggles just to come back with us. >> after the hot yoga session. >> happy to be back. good morning, everybody. a fine forecast today. we'll see warmer temperatures today than we've seen during last couple of days but not a bad day for the first day of school for those who were remaining at summer vacation. it is all over today, folks. let's take a look at what is happening out there. we'll start with the current conditions. little 70 degrees in the d.c. area at reagan national. sate
predicts that tomorrow will be the worst traffic day in months. renee joins us live from falls church to explain why. >> starting tomorrow you will have a lot of people returning to work after labor day holidays. you also have all of the students returning to school. compare that with construction projects restarting throughout the area and it will be busy. aaa has dubbed tomorrow the triple t. >> the worst gridlock in three months. >> several construction projects are getting back under way. drivers will experience lane closures for the next four weeks. >> i want america to have the best infrastructure in the world. >> speaking in milwaukee, the president explained his new plan to create jobs and keep the economy moving. 4,000 miles of railways, 150 miles of runways, and a new air- traffic system to cut down on the leg. a $50 billion plan that the president says can be paid for without increasing the deficit. >> i will keep fighting every single day, every single hour, every single minute, to turn this economy around and put people back to work, renewing the american dream. >> the pr
in the military. and now as andrea tells us, gay rights groups worry they may have missed a crucial opportunity. she is live in the newsroom with more on the vote. andrea. >> that vote was a major defeat for senate democrats and gay rights advocates. many saw this bill as the last chance to overturn the law before the november elections. >> democrats were counting on republican susan collins to break ranks and support the bill. she changed her mind at the last minute. >> i think we should welcome the service of these individuals. but i cannot vote to proceed to this bill under a situation that is going to shut down the debate and preclude republican amendments. >> with the 56 to 43 vote, the democrats fell short of the 60 votes needed for the bill to move forward and ultimately lift the ban on gays serving in the military. >> this year, a year when we have forces engaged in ground combat as we speak, it's not the year for the senate to suddenly say no, we're not going to pass this kind of legislation. >> another setback for the bill, president obama's pick for common of the marine corps s
that in their position right now that was used during the shooting, but they are still on the lookout for a 2001 is white buick with d.c. tags. they want anybody in the community to come forward if they saw that vehicle around 13th and u. street or in the 1100 block of gerard street. they're telling us they believe this stems from an argument that happened outside of the funeral yesterday at about 1:00. the chief said they believe there are gang members involved with this. at this point they don't know if the argument stemmed from the funeral as they were mourning young ashley mckay here yesterday afternoon. so at thisit appears as though they are still looking for an additional suspect, possibly two more in this case. they said it was the community that came forward and helped them find this 21-year-old brandon miller that they arrested last night. they still want people to be on the lookout for the 2001 buick from d.c. tags and we'll have the latest on the story as it continues to develop. let's listen real quick to what the police chief and mayor fenty had to say moments ago. >> what happened here on
news from capitol hill where there has apparently been a shooting possibly involving u.s. capitol police. >> this happened at second and c streets southwest. it was just about an hour ago and that is near the demeanor of health and human services building. -- the department of health and human services building. sherry ly joins us with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. we are actually right here near the capitol, the ray bun building as well which houses some of the house members and then over there is the hght and human services building that you mentioned. town there on c street is where the shooting happened. here what is we know right now. the shooting apparently involving u.s. capitol police just before 5:00 this morning. there are reports that the suspect was shot in the and. he was down but conscious. this was a 200 block of c street in southwest. again, happening just before 5:00 this morning. there were a number of evidence markers on the scene. typically, those would be evidence of shell casing suggesting perhaps that multiple shots were fired again based on the inf
to get you started today at 6:00. we are glad you're with us early i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm steve chenevey. thank you for being with us. let's talk about earl a little bit more now. evacuations are already under way in north carolina this morning as hurricane earl approaches the east coast. officials ordered all tourists to leave okracoke island starting at 5:00 a.m. this morning. the island's year-round residents are being asked to leave but they do not have to follow the evacuation order. >>> the scene was pretty peaceful along north carolina's outer banks yesterday but the storm is expected to range bring high winds and rains to the area by late thursday, early friday. all right, tuck. we are preparing for what is going on there. just hot for us here. >> mid-90s again in the forecast here. the big change from last night when most people went to bed, hurricane watch now issued for the virginia coastline in addition to most of the north carolina. got a map to show you. we'll take another quick look at earl. surf city, north carolina to paramour island, that is under a hurricane w
and a look at the week ahead coming up in just a little bit. stick with us for that. >> let's check in with julie wright. she has the latest on the traffic situation out there. >> good morning to you all. we are talking about loudoun county. before a serious crash that popped up on us along route 9 out at hamilton station road. we are told that the highway is blocked off in each direction. that is route 9 at hamilton station road currently closed because of an accident. for those that are traveling along northbound i-95 here in lorton, nice, easy commute continuing up towards the beltway. no problems to report on the beltway leading annandale to merrifield and you will fine that traveling at the wilson bridge, all lanes are open and traffic is running smoothly there. top side of beltway, the outer loop as you work your way around from 650 new hampshire avenue and continue to silver spring, light traffic volume there as well. you will find lanes are open coming southbound as you travel from 109 out towards the split. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> it appears the ea
material. >> where was the treasurer? >> angry candidates like anthony muse, whose picture was used without permission on the fake mailer suggesting he endorsed a long list of candidates he doesn't. >> when you have to break the law to become a lawmaker, every citizen should have problems with that. >> one county council candidate endorsed in the fraudulent mailer is jerry mathis, who is quoted by the gazette saying, i think it's good political strategy. the state's attorney general appears to be serious about prosecuting. >> this was completely illegal and in violation of state election laws because there is a committee that is put on that ballot which doesn't exist. >> i'm bruce leshan in loudoun county. yes, virginia, there will be christmas here in leesburg. the board of supervisors voted overwelmingly to throw the doors open to everyone religious displays, not religious displays, all allowed here at the courthouse. >> merry christmas. >> for decades on the courthouse grounds, a tree, a nativity scene, and in recent years, seek prayers and a sign celebrating atheism. some
morning. glad to have you with us. i am scott thuman. >> i am cynne simpson. alison starling as the day off. we start with meteorologist adam caskey. constable temperatures. >> a fantastic morning. happy friday. it is the end of the workweek. fantastic weather. a taste of autumn. we all live in the belfort furniture weather center of. 60 in manassas, 52 in rockville. we have a few upper 40's. 49 in front royal. there is dry air in place behind the cold front. clear skies and calm winds help to the temperature is. this afternoon, a lot of sunshine, scattered clouds, high temperatures in the upper 70's. >> university blvd., a utility pole was knocked down in an accident at dennis avenue. right lane is blocked. very little delayed. traffic signals are dark at this intersection. 270, about 109 hyattstown, head of the traffic in that stretch. in virginia there was an accident earlier on route 123 south of the occoquan river, in the southbound direction. back to you. >> thank you. >>> a r other top story, nine years after 9/11, religious tensions running high. at issue, an islamic cultural ce
officials. pension terrorists are being -- potential terrorists are being recruited on u.s. soil. >> top intelligence officials say fighting terrorism is getting more complicated because extremists are looking from help from people within. >> a new changing facet of the threat is from home grown terrorists. >> there were three serious attempted attacks in seven months. last september's failed new york city subway plot. then the christmas day scare. and the times square bombing attempts in may. in the last year and a half at least 63 americans have been arrested or convicted of terrorism charges. >> do you believe this is an aberration or is this likely to continue? >> caution would dictate we assume it is not an aberration. >> the experts cautioned american terrorist plots are harder to detect. >> launching a larger attack perhaps more devastating attack is not worth the additional effort when you can get a substantial coverage and impact with smaller attacks. >> the government plans to expand a public awareness campaign about terrorism this fall. the message, if you see something, say s
seaboard. good morning, washington. thanks for joining us on this early thursday, i am alison starling. . >> i am pamela brown. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. adam caskey is in ocean city tracking hurricane earl. steve rudin is in the weather center with what to expect for the day ahead. >> looks nice for the immediate metro area. coastal flood advisory for later this afternoon. those are areas accustomed to title f. we have temperatures for the most part holding in the '60s and '70s. temperatures from north carolina although weather above network. we will show you temperatures of 75 in gaithersburg, 73 in fairfax. if the satellite and radar are quiet, but lower right-hand corner of the screen, hurricane earl pushing towards the north- northeast. we will keep up stated throughout the morning. first, let's look at the mosalla commute with lisa baden. >>> a politic in the ashburn area of virginia. it is at ashburn village boulevard. overnight road work on eastbound 66, the last exit to take you on to 495 north is still closed, but should open in 30 minutes. let's lo
the montgomery county agriculture farm park -- and those whe bags, those are sandbags, were used as a buffer while these devices were interrupted by the bomb team in case there were shrapnel or other debris that would fly when that was done. everything was detonated and taken care of safely, but it was a tense situation earlier this morning. this actually began as a report of suicide in the apartment of the 400 block of sunnybrook ter race inaithersburg. once inside, though, pice officers saw what they believe to be pipe bombs and other bomb-making materials. they callethe bomb squad, the entire building was evacuated, and that's when the bombs were removed by the special teams. the robots were wearing the full protective gear as they removed the pipe bombs. they were brought to this location where they were disrupted. can you talk a little bit about the threat here? first of all, were these, indeed, real explosive bombs, pipe bombs, and what was the danger to residents of that apartment building? >> definitely bomb-making materials. they obviously were in a pipe omb type of vessel. so havin
. thank you for being with us. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm sarah simmons for for gurvir dhindsa. >> we do start with a traffic alert. they call it terrible traffic tuesday according to aaa mid- atlantic. can you thank a combination of back to school and back from vacation traffic. aaa says the d.c. metro area has the second worst grid lock in the nation and it doesn't help that half of the the three million commuters drive to work alone. can you expect busier than normal roads today as students in northern virginia start the new school year. >> it will be a nice day to go back to school. it will be a little warm if them as the day heads on. >> but during the morning hours when you are heading to school, not bad at all. temperatures in the 60s for the most part. 70degrees right now in washington. let's take a look at the current conditions being reported at reagan national where the report is 70 degrees. relative humidity is at 73%. winds out of the south at 10 miles per hour. barometric pressure is on the rise. here is a look at the satellite- radar composite for the region. and things lo
-together homes in the 8300 block of tillotts loop. kristin fisher is joining us with more. >> the fire is out but the families are feeling the affects of this massive fire. three homes were destroyed t. eight more damaged. and the families that were living inside are being housed by the red cross. started around 3:00 yesterday afternoon. that's this when the fire broke out. neighbors heard a loud bang and saw two houses engulfed in flames an then the flames spread to eight houses total. neighbors said it looked like dominoes falling. the flames were so powerful it carried embers 350-yards away. the plumes of smoke so thick and heavy that many driving to manassas after work thought that a plane had crashed nearby. >> i saw five plumes separate. and i thought, man i hope -- i know the airport is there and everything. we have great security here. >> reporter: incredibly no one was inside the homes when the fire broke out. a few people did go to the hospital for smoke inhalation. but for the most part everyone is fine. sadly several pets, cats and dogs were trapped inside one of the homes. all of
for other candidates, there is though clear-cut winner. >> it is clear that people are supporting us. another message is for those working on our campaign and that is keep working hard. at the end of the day, the only poll that matters is the one taken and added and counted on september 14th and that is the vote that will make me the next mayor of the district of columbia. >> mayor feinty did not make himself available for an interview but his campaign that matter are nt saying the the count when the polls close on election day. we are out on doorsteps every day get getting our message out it as many voter as we can. the mayor is asking for the president's support in his race for re-election. the mayor told mr. obama the best choice for president. >>> maryland attorney general doug gansler is looking into the election controversy in prince george's continuey. he wants to find out more about fake sample ballots mailed and handed out over the weekend. today is the last day for early voting in maryland's upcoming gubernatorial primary. the early voting centers have been open since last
vacation traffic. d.c. metro has the second worst gridlock in the nation. joining us from along the beltway, john townsend. good morning. >> good morning. >> i guess we can be glad we don't have the worst. >> we have the second worst. look at this on 95 and 495. the concourse of 95 and 495, absolute gridlock. this will take almost 45 minutes to untangle and if you're here and you don't see or hear us, your stuck in absolute gridlock. >> how much can we blame on this terrible traffic tuesday, back to school and back to work, as opposed to any other tuesday this time of year? >> well if you live in this area, you know it's been a bad summer. especially in summer with all of the construction going on. but now this is ground zero because everyone comes back to work, everybody is back from vacation and all of the school systems are operational today and that explains this next us of gridlock that we see here today and will feel throughout the area. think about this, there are 3 million workers in our area, 1.5 million of them will drive to work alone. 500,000 people on metro. and you have to inc
at where you live. a lot of green on the maps. that tells us that drivers are moving at speed. 95 northbound you are all clear. route 1 to the mixing bowl, all clear. 95 and bw parkway smooth sailing from 198 to powder mill. 270 southbound. we are stacking up a bit. starting to approach that 109 area making your way to germantown road. and finally wrap it up with dc 295, no problems from the beltway to the 11th street bridge. this is a live shot at eastern avenue. back to you. >>> right now we are following breaking news along the border of southeast washington in prince georges county. police are searching for carjacking suspects who fired their guns at police. there was a carjacking this morning in suitland, maryland. police chased the suspects in to the district and that's where they shot at the officers. no one was hurt. two are in custody right now but the manhunt is not over. we are keeping an eye on this for you and of course we will bring you any updates as we get them. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. the chesapeake gets right side
, this is action from last night. it moved away from us thankfully. we are left fairly quiet. a touch of fog in the mountains and temperatures are in the 60s to low 70s. 73 here in washington. 71 southern maryland. low to mid-60s across the shenandoah valley. 84 by noon and highs 90 to 95. slight chance of a storm. angie? >>> good morning. right now we have one tieup to tell you about as we enter the 5:00 hour and it takes us over to silver spring, maryland. this is where we is debris in the road. this is 185 northbound at viers mill and we are losing a right lane. outer loop, things appear to be moving well outside. from 95 to 270, not tracking major delays at this time. hey, 66, going eastbound you are okay. from centreville to the beltway, no incidents or accidents along the way. and 395 you are all clear, too. that's where we wrap it up from 95 to the 14th street bridge. looks like smooth sailing. andrea, over to you. >> thank you. >>> this morning some people's alarm clocks may not billion be going off because they are waiting if the power to come back on after last night's thunder boom
. consumer borrowing fell in july. house holds bullet cut back on credit card use for the 23rd month in a row. that is a drag on the economy have which is powered by consumer spending. >>> when we think of customizing a car we may think of rims and spoilers but eyelashes, meet car lashes they atrap above the head lights and they are selling out. the first 2,000 are gone and another 10,000 orders on file. the cost 25 there's a pair. you can also buy eye liner for your car for $20. >> why do i want that? >> i don't know. some people like it for the vw bug. it's cute. >> okay. >> okay. >> personality. >> what do you have in the next half hour? >> we have today's money saver. today we will save you cash at the seafood section of the grocery store. >> you can save cash by not buying eyelashes for your car. something for everyone, right. thank you, jess. >>> virginia governor has released details of his plans to privatize the liquor industry. the he says the state can raise a half billion dollars by selling the abc stores and take in $230 million a year by auctioning 1,000 liquor licenses. the bulk
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us by phone is kenneth crosswhite with dc fire and ems. chief, are you there? [ no audio ] >> we had him and we keep losing our connection. chief, can you hear me now? >>> all right. let's con with news. >>> police are looking for multiple suspects after a person was killed in a drive by shooting in northwest. it happened on 11th and u streets. 21-year-old jamal coats was killed when gunman approached his suv -- gunmen approached his vehicle. traffic on u street, 13th and surrounding streets were closed for several hours following the shooting. if you have any information in this case, you are asked to call the dc police department. arlington county has withdrawn from the secure communities immigration enforcement program. in a unanimous vote the board opted out of the program, which requires local law enforcement to handover fingerprints and other information of people taken in to police custody by federal law enforcement agencies but local enforcements are responsible for reporting suspected criminal aliens to ice. >>> a reactor would generate 1300 megawatts of electricity, power i
and thunderstorm activity is out of here after providing some of us fireworks during the evening hours and we are left with warm temperatures. didn't really cool us down a whole lot. 74-degree at reagan national. 67 in baltimore. 67 out at dulles. you get the idea here, these temperatures much warmer than they've been the last couple of mornings. 67 in winchester. the shower and thunderstorm activity was kind of spotty in nature, kind of isolated. some of us got some pretty big storms. that has slipped off the coast. the morning fog will burn off and we'll be left with a hot and humid one this afternoon with once again temperatures jumping into the 90s. remember, it is the first full day of fall. our average high temperature is in the upper 70s and we are talking about 90s. mother nature is not willing to give up on summer quite eighty. highs later this afternoon with lots of sunshine in the low 90s. 91 here in town and just hot. not expecting a shower and/or thunderstorm activity later today. so it will be a quiet one. >> let's see if it is quiet out o
drug use has risen to its highest levels. it rose by 9% last year. there is a sharp increase in marijuana use. >>> only on seven, the discovery channel employees held hostage by a gunman speak out for the first time. they spoke about their plans to run from the gunman. take a look. >> to make the decision that you're going to run for it? >> it was a mixture of signals. the guard was signalling with the police outside. i took that as it was time to run. i did not realize that he was talking to the police outside using hand signals. i mouthed to the guard and i said, "ron." he shook his head yes. >> begin here that interview today. state into abc 7 news at 5:00. >> the fort hood shooting suspect was too close his hearing to the public. his attorney says that his client can only get a fair trial if it is closed. he is charged in the murder of 13 people in the attempted murder of 32 others. >>> the contractor that operates in metroaccess is taking action after drivers were accused of assaulting passengers. the contractor has now lost an investigation into hiring and training poli
the summer like temperatures have been baking. if you got used to it, things are about to change. gwen tolbert is down in the weather center with change. >> talk about one extreme to the other. let's look at what the highs were yesterday because we broke records at a couple of locations. 93 degrees at national airport. 93 at dulles. and that was a record that was broken. and baltimore 91 degrees. well we're a far cry from that as we move through into the course of today. already starting out very much on the cooler side. we currently have 67 degrees at national airport. only 59 degrees at gaithersburg. and we've got 59 at fredericksberg as well. and 68 degrees at annapolis. our live doppler radar showing you we have a little bit of wet weather moving in across the region. and that is something we're going to keep an eye on during the course of the day. a few light sprinkles right now. we'll see that change during the course of the evening hours. and back to the maps. for today, we're talking over cast highs. high of 71 degrees. almost 20 degrees cooler than yesterday and that's the kin
look outside as we get you going on this tuesday morning. thank you so much for being up early with us here foe fox 5 morning news. it is a little wet out there. >> it sure is. we have some rain coming down pretty heavy in some areas. let's check in with tony perkins. >> we've got rainfall. some of the rain is heavy here and there. we are going to likely see rain continue during the course of the morning hours. we have a flash flood watch in effect until 8:00 this morning for most of the area because of that rain. lets astart with hd radar. we'll show hua is happening as we speak. now, not the entire area is seeing heavy rain. it is a band of rain moving from the south to the north. that is now coming through man as just to the west of reston, virginia, up into leesburg, near gaithersburg and this is pushing to the north-northeast. we'll keep our eyes on this through the course of the morning. one little anwr owe band of heavy rain but there are more rain showers off to the east in prince george's county, anne arundel county, places like that in the chesapeake bay. more run will be arr
street. start using your numbered streets as alternative routes to avoid 16th street. it will be shut down for some time. the numbered streets will be peppered and flooded with people using those as the alternate routes. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> breaking news that we're following out of northwest washington this morning. several people have been injured as a result of that fire at an apartment in the # 100 block of 16th street. >> sarah simmons has been there. she joins us once again live from the scene with the latest. >> steve and gurvir, the fire is out at this point p effect else has been taken safely outside of this apartment building. as you mentioned, there were several injuries here. eight people that were taken to the hospital. five of them ended up going to the burn center and one child was taken to children's hospital. two people we understand at this point are in critical condition including that child. this all started at about 4:00 this morning. firefighters were called to this building on 16th street northwest near lamont. it is an eight-story b
leads on them? >> reporter: police are telling us that both shannon watkins and casey boone were involved in prostitution and that watkins, who is 34 years old, was known to frequent prince george's county as well as the alexandria virginia area. as for boone, she is 20 years old and was known to frequent the alexandria area. at this point police are not calling them suspects but persons of interest and say they may have information on this case and right now they want to find them and interview them. >> sherri ly reporting live for us. thank you. >>> take a good look at this picture. prince george's county police need your help finding this man. they say he robbed an m&t bank in college park last thursday. if you recognize him, give police a call. you do not have to leave your name. >>> a warning now to students at the university of maryland following yet another robbery just off campus. it happened early sunday morning in the parking lot of the college park shopping center on baltimore avenue. the victim says three young men came up behind him, attacked him and robbed him. ther
election day. >>> good morning. thank you for being with us. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. it is 7:00 a.m. and the polls are just opening in the district and in maryland. they'll be open for the next 13 hours, closing tonight at 8:00. >> when the results come in there could be a major change in leadership in the nation's capital. vincent gray has been enjoying leads at the poles over fenty, but the question is can the incumbent turn out enough votes for four more years. we'll share our final interviews with mr. fenty and gray in a moment. >>> the other big race is in prince george's county where there will be a change in leadership and it's likely one of these two men will become the next county executive. we have that state this morning. >>> and state races across maryland, including the state house and senate and local races in several counties, we'll have that all for you this morning. >>> in the meantime, tony perkins joins us this morning. straight up 7:00. this morning is starting off clearer than yesterday. a lot of fog yesterday. >> yeah, today looks good. it's fin
glad you are joining us. i am alison starling. >> i am scott thuman. complete election coverage in a moment. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. first, adam caskey. >> it is another quiet day. we are behind the cold front that moved through yesterday. it is more comfortable today, a few degrees cooler than yesterday morning. good sleeping weather. it is 57 in leesburg. hagerstown, 56. 64 in the district. huntingtown, 53. 50 in woodbridge. low 80's this afternoon. 82 high temperatures, mostly sunny. an increase in the clients tomorrow. there could be areas of light rain tomorrow evening and tomorrow night, 30%-40% chance. >>> no problems at all. looks good on the beltway. normal travel times on 95 between richmond and allied. good shape in and out of baltimore. the dulles greenway and lows total are quiet. good on 66, 270. southbound out of germantown and gaithersburg and eventually rockville, looks like this. metrorail is on normal service. back to you. >> thank you. >>> big news. we begin with a major upset in the race for the district's next mayor. it appears
wires in the area, as well. avoid the area. you can do that by using edgewood lane as an alternate. on the outer loop, everything is moving clearly here. the live shot at university a great example of that. we are tracking the 495 drive in virginia where you are losing lanes on the interloop due to construction. that should be clearing in the next half hour or so and you want to watch for roadwork between route 7 making your way to the dulles toll road. switch over to 395, nice and quiet. lanes are wide open past duke street. before that, 95, drivers are moving at speed from fredericksburg past the prince william parkway to the springfield spore change. back to you. >>> everything shook except the floor. now we know what sparked that deadly explosion just near san francisco overnight. pacific gas and electric says one of gas lines erupted. at least one person was killed and 50 homes were destroyed. the entire neighborhood has been evacuated, and hours after the blast several people are missing and feared dead. >> supposed to be in the er at 11:00 and i can't show because i can't fi
-year old son. >> of as a little anxious at first because they ran us out of the building, but they got the kids out safely. in a very good man. i cannot commend them enough. the discovery channel has practiced its evaluation procedure short after 9/11. some of the employees stayed behind in the building to help hostage negotiators and police. stay with us all morning for continuing coverage. we will look at the life of the man at the center of the standoff, coming up. >>> are other the big story, the latest on hurricane earl. the east coast is getting ready as the storm moves north. virginia, maryland, north carolina understates of emergency. federal disaster officials are moving emergency teams as a precaution. people are being told to leave some areas before the start of the labor day weekend. some people in ocean city are packing up this time and having a child. now more on how people are bracing for the storm. chris? >> people are getting ready. they were talking about it last night as they were enjoying the sun set. it is going to be tough to see, but waves are building. there hav
winds hit an office building that used to be a church, knocking the steeple inside the building, where it almost hit a woman's desk. she was away from her desk at the time and no one was hurt. dramatic, you don't see that everyday. it is now 7:04. back to meredith and al. we had severe thunderstorms last night. >> came rolling >>> mild and rather humid. good morning on this thursday morning. we have some clouds coming through, a temperatures now 73 in washington. mild around much of the region. and the view from our radar showing one shower now movg into northern frederick county, maryland, out of northeastern washington county drifting off to the east-northeast. later today we should climb into the low 90s, mid-90s tomorrow and lower humidity. cooler weather for the weekend. clouds around on sunday. small chance of a shower. >>> that's your latest wester. matt. >>> thanks so much. to politics, president obama addresses the united nations today as the gop addresses a n plan to deal with the economy and health care. msnbc's chief white house correspondent, chuck todd is here. >> the pre
-- they should have enough capital to cover all of their losses. host: ok, thank you. republican line. calling us from los angeles, at an early hour. caller: i wanted to comment. i don't think the government should help any firm, and there are no firms that are too large to fail. there are perfect bankruptcy laws that are printed on the books. we just have to let the strongest firms survive and those of that for some reason cannot maintain their costs, you have to let them go. we cannot interfere with our market system. host: thank you for your call. i mentioned about candidates. some candidates picking up on this theme. here is just one example. cathy rodgers, washington's fifth congressional district. on her website, she has a series of pledges should see is putting forward. no. 5, reversed the wall street bailout. saying she had voted against the $700 billion tarp the bill and now our goal should be to make sure something like tarp never happens again. no company is too big to fail. the only thing to big to fail as america itself. one candidate picking up on this theme of bailouts. let us go n
eastbound lanes closed. drivers being forced to use that exit 87 to get on to 29 and from there they can hop on to route 40 or 99 to get around it throughout the morning rush because it looks like officials will be out there until at least 8:00 this morning. taking it to the district. we have fire activity to tell you about. it has mown pleasant closed between irving and tenth. this is in northwest. we also know that lamont is closed between 16th and 17th. we also know that 66 is slowing down. we take it outside to virginia. 234 to route 28. a lot of taillights here stacking up. the same approaching route 50 to nutley. 495 in virginia no incidents or accidents out here. but just volume and you are going to want to take it easy as you come off and on those ramps out there. you want to watch for standing water. andrea, over to you. >>> thank you, angie. >>> you know told town alexandria will see flooding in this storm. let's go live to jessica doyle. she's live along king street. how are the conditions now? >> i can tell you the rain has started to taper off a little bit. we have seen it comin
of us. a little hot for this time of the year. average high is 83. we will push 90. yesterday 87 and there's not much in the way of moisture or cloudiness to help to dim the sunshine. show you what is going on. we had showers to the north. nothing coming our way. in fact they are in to northern new york and northern new england and around here a clear sky this morning. it is milder than yesterday morning when we had some 40s out there. right now 60s to 71 at pax river at the naval air station. 57 cumberland. that's the cool spot. winchester 63. locally manassas and sterling and leesburg 64. so is rockville and 61 columbia and laurel. 62 for our friends in crofton. arlington 68 and here in washington we sit at 70 at reagan national. 73 by 9:00. 84 by noon and 88 at five with the high around 90 degrees. the front comes through tomorrow bringing us changes by thursday and friday. i will have that at 5:15. right now it is 5:01 and here's angie. >>> rise and shine. welcome to the 5:00 hour. right now it is all good outside. move it to 66. taking you live eastbound so far moving at spe
joins us with the latest. >> charges are pending against female driver of the car. this was quite the scene last night. you can see the aftermath of what happened. the debris here in front of the keren restaurant here in adams morgan. the bay window of the restaurant was smashed from impact. authorities are trying to piece together how this happened. the sound of this white car crashing into the front of this popular ethiopian restaurant echoed throughout this busy section of adams morgan. >> a lot of squeaking and tires hitting the curbs and the glass flying. not a pretty scene. >> witnesses watched with horror it is a female driver of the car lost control, ran on to the sidewalk and hit two women before slamming into the restaurant. the two pedestrians, who are in their 20's, were transfered to the hospital with serious injuries. officials say the driver refused to be transported to hospital and was irate as she was being handcuffed. >> coming downtown the speed she was, there was no sense to it. >> the crash happened just before 9:00 on wednesday night. restaurants packed with
for being with us. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. happy tuesday. >> let's look at our forecast with tony perkins today. >> good morning to you and good morning, everybody. let's start with hd radar. we have been tracking some rain showers coming through the area. we have had a couple of areas of heavy rain. a little spot off to the south and east, just south of cambridge, maryland. meanwhile off to the north and west you see counties shaded in. those counties are under a severe thunderstorm warning until 7:30 this morning. it is not in the washington area, but well out to the west and northwestern washington county, northeastern hardy county, hampshire county, western portions of morgan county under a severe thunderstorm warning until 7:30. for us, a couple of light showers here and there. let's go to the graphics and we'll show you the satellite radar for this morning. you see the classic comma shape, the low moving through west virginia and into western portions of pennsylvania, eastern portions of high, dragging a whole lot of precipitation with it, up the east coas
't show up, they know right away beings -- away and they can issue a warrant. >>> gunfire near the u.s. capitol. police shot a man after they say he pulled a gun and pointed it at them. investigators don't know why he had a gun and why it was pointed a the them. >> reporter: let me set the scene for you. on the other side of the camera is the capitol building, the rayburn building. right across washington avenue. if you look closely that is third and c. that is where police say a man holding a gun actually pointed the gun at officers and the officers had no other choice but to put the man down. it all happened around 5:00 this morning. for the most part, capitol hill was quiet. the unidentified man was spotted by police near this truck checkpoint along first and independence. the officers could see the man had a gun. as those officers took defensive positions and radioed for help, police say the man fled to the south where other officers found him. >> a few moments later, around the same time, at 5 a.m., officers in the area of 2nd and c street in the southwest observed a man who brand
is celebrating a big upset in that state's u.s. senate race where tv commentator o'donnell upset mike castle in the republican primary. we we are going to take a closer look at the tea party elections tonight at 5:30. >>> now to breaking news out of prince george's county. right now we are keeping an eye on a police investigation in largo. we're told a 19-year-old man was shot in the 10,000 block of benington drive. investigators say she was shot in the chest. he was taken to the hospital and his condition is not yet known. we'll monitor the scene and bring you updates as soon as they come in. >>> the end of a mystery for a family from ohio whose son is left at arlington cemetery. there was question about whether he was buried in the right spot. we were with the family as their son's casket was exhumed today. eric joins us with the story. >> reporter: scott and melicca warner returned to a familiar site. the final resting place of their son. keith warner was killed in iraq in 2006. since the beginning of the summer, the government tells them they can't confirm he was buried in the right spot
on whether to allow a company to sell genetically engineered salmon to u.s. consumers. if approved by the fda this would be the first ever genetically engineered animal allowed for human consumption. manuel gullegos joins us live with the implications. a big decision here. >> reporter: that's right. what the federal government is considering is whether genetically engineered salmon that grows twice as fast as wild salmon should be allowed to go to the public. this is salmon grown and harvested in captivity and many consumers feel it's not a good idea because they are scared of it. it is not just a fish story. you could soon be eating genetically engineered salmon. using growth hormone from chan oak salmon, it is claimed that these eggs can grow full market size fish in half the time as wild salmon. they say it is safe and will create jobs. >> we can bring an industry back to the united states and provide americans a safe and sustainable high-quality seafood. >> reporter: the food and drug administration agrees it is safe but is waiting for an advisory panel opinion before approving it for sal
coming down here. the water was splashing all over the place. they couldn't even see us coming out. but it was teible this morning coming down. they canceled our case. >> reporter: now, in 2008, upper marlboro had flooding, six feet of water on the streets and some businesses suffered serious damages. news 4 at 6:00, we'll revisit some of those people and find out why tonight they are still fearing flooding. live in kensington, back to you. >> chris gordon, thank you. >>> the stormy weatr tossed around the chesapeake bay making for rough surf around calvert county here. rising waters spilled on to roadways aroundorth beach creating havoc on the commute. some residents had to use sandbags and buckets to deal with water leaking into their homes. >> high water in bethesda also affected traffic there. drivers had a tough time getting through the busy intersection this morning. and it wasn't any easier for pedestrians. theyad to navigate flooded sidewalks and dodge the spray from all those passing cars. >>> take a look at this. scary moments in northeast washington today this morning af
in northern virginia after an audit uncovered tons of extra money not being used. a four month audit by a team of cpas found hundreds of millions of dollars in accounts that has not been spent. that money is from years offal kateed funds in a carry over account. the governor wants to move ahead with planned projects quickly. >> i want to get the hot lanes on 95 build as soon as possible. we're trying to get that done, it makes no sense to have hot lanes from tysons to the mixing bowl to run into another traffic jam. you have to get them built from the 14th street bridge south. that's a top priority. >> vdot spends $3.3 billion a year constructing and maintaining the highways and secondary roads in the commonwealth. >>> stephen colbert appears on capitol hill this morning, testifying about immigration before a house committee. we get more from fox 5's sherri ly on capitol hill. he's there for a serious reason today. >> reporter: he is, but when people say stephen colbert is testifying, it's like insert joke here, but this is a serious issue. he is testifying on capitol hill today. it has drawn
to be dead right now. he's really not. >> reporter: and this evening police tell us they are still investigating whether drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash. lesli. >> you told us that the driver was going at a high rate of speed. what about the firefighters? >> well firefighters say they are very proud of this team. a 22-year-old man, his name is ed goodwin and he's the driver and has only been on the fire department for three years and the firefighter medic, the passenger in that vehicle, 27- year-old kelly kifity. they are very proud of them, offering them counseling to go through the process and eventually make their way back to work once they recover from what they went through early this morning. in fact firefighters say this is a good example of some of the dangers that crews run into even when they are heading out on a routine call. we'll have more on that coming up new at 6:00. >> delia, thank you for that. >>> we have a very important crime alert for anyone who rides metro. derek mcginty is here with a warning from metro transit police. derek? >> reporter: metro
they will be. >> this gives us the ability to know what the critical times are and it helps us to protect public safety by allocating resources in the county where the need to be. >> those storm water management folks have been working around the clock. they say they're looking at the potomac river and all of its tributaries to see if it will cause trouble for the neighborhoods and streets as well. >> calvert county was hit hard by the storms and heavy rains. they had just gotten home from work when a 40-foot tree hit their house. they were not hurt in this. in prince george's and anne arundel counties, where some of the heart -- some of the hardest rain fell today, we are live. >> it is at the epicenter of a lot of problems. you can see high water down that direction down highway 450. down here, you can see road closed signs and about 100 feet down, there's water coming across the road. what a dicey day. >> if you are going to fast you will probably go off the road. >> it seems like the rain came down and only hours wednesday. it proved potentially dangerous and particularly difficult in
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